Five years ago, Historic Lock 19, located adjacent to the present-day Mohawk River/Erie Canal in Vischer Ferry, was in tough shape. Lost behind a canopy of trees, vines, roots and refuse, the ravages of time were evident. Vegetation growing up through the structure threatened to dislodge hand-laid stone blocks, first constructed during the enlargement of the Canal in 1842. This venerable part of Industrial Revolution history was in grave danger.
Leo Thorsness, Medal of Honor Winner, passes at age 85. No matter how you feel about the Vietnam war, you cannot possibly question the valor, heroism and sacrifice of men who served during that
by Capt. Brian T. Young
SALUTE TO FREEDOM” TIMETABLE
VERPLANCK STEAM BOAT DOCK - 11:10 AM
CHINA PIER (CHARLES POINT PARK) -11:25 AM
PEEKSKILL YACHT CLUB -11:35 AM
HIGHLAND FALLS WATERFRONTS -12:10 PM
GARRISON YACHT CLUB/WATERFRONT -12:20 PM
WEST POINT -12:25 PM
COLD SPRING WATERFRONT -12:45 PM
NEWBURGH YACHT CLUB -13:20 PM
NEWBURGH WATERFRONT/RIVERFRONT MARINA - 13:30 PM
IT’S MAY ANCHORS AWEIGH!
Whatever type of vessel(s) you have, seeing the leaves on the trees, grass and flowers coming up and birds singing signal the start of the boating season! When we had that warm spell in February I actually saw someone out in a small outboard on the Hudson. Besides the fact that he must have had to at least get his feet wet in the launching process, this is a crazy idea, especially to undertake by yourself since it would only be minutes before hypothermia would set in if you fell in.
Cathy J. Karas, President, Certified Insurance Counselor, KARAS INSURANCE AGENCIES INC, 321 SO. RIVERSIDE AVE, CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY 10520.
Ivey Loves Clams Gluten Free
CLAM UP AND READ! This month’s recipe research, gave us a new favorite and todays Gluten Free trend has really worked out in our favor. So we decided it was time I talk to you about our lovely bi-valve, the clam. If I were on death row, my last request would be to order–in Baked Clams from La Parma II in Huntington LI. I was just there last weekend for a celebration It is still incredible. La Parma is my old, hometown, Wednesday-family night dinner place. It was simply and still is, heaven!
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On the morning of Wednesday, January 18th, at five am, members of the Hudson Sloop Club were notified that the Riverloft building in the North Bay area of Hudson, NY was burning. The building, which was recently donated to their sister organization, Kite’s Nest, housed all of the Sloop Club’s materials and supplies. Fortunately, the club’s larger boats that live on trailers were outside and subsequently spared. The fire destroyed the entire building and everything in it. The building was completely demolished by the end of the day. The Hudson Sloop Club suffered deep, material losses, but luckily no one was harmed, and no lives were lost in the fire.
A BOOK REVIEW by John H. Vargo, Publisher
If you live to be as old as I am you will realize that certain people in your lifetime and many before survive all the terrible things that could possibly happen to a person to live to a ripe old age. Some call it luck, but I think it is far more than that, a combination of skill, will, and tenacity, whatever.
John Aldridge is one of these people. This book is now being made into a movie. What is interesting about that is how the partners in the lobster boat have become partners in the book and the movie.
Truly smart men with very smart advisors.
by Pete Bardunias, President/CEO,the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County
There is another great reason to make a left turn at the big directional sign in Waterford, pass through the Flight and cruise to the venerable Electric City of Schenectady – the Rivers Casino is open as of February 8, 2017!
Of all the visionaries on the Hudson River there is none more proactive than Rick Scarano and Scarano Boat Works, of Albany, NY! This was proven once again when Rick created a trip from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan to Cold Spring, Poughkeepsie, Rhinecliff, Hudson and Albany on March 25, 2017!